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@demman1024

Las Vegas, NV Raving since 2017 Boston Marathon finisher, 50 States hopeful/finisher, World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher active 1 week, 4 days ago

About Me

  • Running club(s):

    Valley Striders

  • Rave race:

    NYC

  • Race that's calling my name:

    London

  • I run because:

    I love getting out there with nothing else bothering me.  I leave all my work and home issues behind and enjoy my runs (usually!) either solo or with friends.  I run to stay healthy and lean, strive to keep winning age group awards, and of course, run Boston, which I finally qualified for!!!!

My races

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Half Marathon

Marathon

Ultramarathon

(Marathon &/or Ultra) + Half

Marathon + Ultra

Other

Personal Bests (1)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Fargo, ND May 20, 2017 4:01:50

Future Races (1)

Race Distance Location Date Paid
Marathon Jacksonville, FL TBD

Past Races (10)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon Anchorage, AK Jun 22, 2019 4:31:37
Marathon Louisville, KY Apr 27, 2019 4:26:39
Marathon Little Rock, AR Mar 3, 2019
Half Marathon Carlsbad, CA Jan 20, 2019
Marathon Philadelphia, PA Nov 18, 2018 4:44:20
Marathon Boise, ID Oct 28, 2018 4:21:50
Marathon Denver, CO May 20, 2018 4:31:55
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 16, 2018
Marathon Waitsfield, VT Jul 9, 2017 4:15:00
Marathon Fargo, ND May 20, 2017 4:01:50

My Raves

Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon

Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon

I really enjoyed this race. Small expo with just necessary stuff. There were only 2 negatives: 1) the cups! They were hard plastic and I had to walk through every … MORE

I really enjoyed this race. Small expo with just necessary stuff. There were only 2 negatives: 1) the cups! They were hard plastic and I had to walk through every water station in order to drink and actually get some hydration in my mouth. Aid stations were good though but NO GELS! and 2) they post the gun time instead of chip time. If you don’t care about that sort of thing I’m sure it’s not a problem but I just do. I moseyed up to the start line then started my watch and started running. Oh well.
I loved the long sleeve shirts and the medal. Logistics were simple! I stayed at a hotel by the airport so Ubered to the shuttle and got there in plenty of time. Stayed warm inside the High School and checked my bag 6 minutes before the start!
Also, there is various terrain and I wasn’t quite prepared for the 7 miles of gravel/rocky terrain but I was rewarded when I saw a bear by the side of the road! The only time I’ve ever stopped to take a picture. There was some single track packed dirt which felt good on the feet and some pavement. It ended on the grass. I enjoyed all the Alaskan wilderness and greenery and water–but then I live in the desert 🙂 I definitely recommend it! Especially for us 50 staters! It was state #29 for me!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon

Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon & miniMarathon

It was a really nice course. This hills through the park were tougher than i thought, or maybe I wasn't as fit as i thought. Although I didn't run as … MORE

It was a really nice course. This hills through the park were tougher than i thought, or maybe I wasn’t as fit as i thought. Although I didn’t run as well as I had planned i still think it was a great course. Loved running through Churchill Downs! The town was really into the Kentucky Derby! So much to do there besides the race–bourbon tours, Louisville Slugger factory, Ali museum, etc. I like the race shirt because it fits well and I can wear it anytime. Since this was my 31st marathon I really don’t need another short sleeve running shirt!
I think they could improve the aide stations if the volunteers were more informed on what the runners need. They didn’t yell Gatorade loud enough. i never knew if i was getting water or Gatorade or even if they had it. As far as the gels, they were so timid handing them out that 2x I just noticed after I had passed that i missed the gels!!! That’s not good in a marathon! I only ended up getting 1 on the course and good thing I had a couple with me. I thought the finish line was just fine. Lots of places to sit, plenty to eat.

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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Philadelphia Marathon

Philadelphia Marathon

I would highly recommend this race, especially for those going for the 50 states. The course was so fun, seeing all the historical sights. But it was hilly. I had … MORE

I would highly recommend this race, especially for those going for the 50 states. The course was so fun, seeing all the historical sights. But it was hilly. I had hamstring issues so I struggled pretty much throughout the race and I tried not to let that influence how I felt about the race itself because the volunteers were so cheerful and had so much energy, as did the spectators. It was like I had my own cheering squad for 26.2 miles! Since I had to run slower due to injury I was able to take more of it in. I stayed at the Hampton and was able to walk to the expo and the start line. Although I don’t recommend walking to the start line, I had 6,000 steps before I even started the race!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
4
SWAG
2

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Onward Shay! Boise Marathon

Onward Shay! Boise Marathon

Expo was super small, not much there but the people were very nice all around. I stayed in a hotel close enough to walk (Hampton) and everything was pretty easy … MORE

Expo was super small, not much there but the people were very nice all around. I stayed in a hotel close enough to walk (Hampton) and everything was pretty easy logistics wise. The race was beautiful! It was along a course that spent a lot of miles by the river and through a green belt. It had several loops but it was so nice I didn’t mind! The only issue I had was that it was not well marked in the final miles. I went the wrong direction twice which cost me a BQ— missed it by 1:50. I ran with 4:20 pacers and they made the miles fly by. The Wizard of Oz theme was pretty cute, especially the MC being costumed as the Wizard!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
2

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Colfax Marathon

Colfax Marathon

I was concerned as I had read some negative reviews but it was a fun race. I loved running through the fire station with high 5's from the firemen! The … MORE

I was concerned as I had read some negative reviews but it was a fun race. I loved running through the fire station with high 5’s from the firemen! The medal is pretty cool with a keychain that comes off.
Aide stations were all well stocked with Cliff gels 2x. Running through the Bronco’s stadium twice was cool too! Plenty of porta potties at the start and along the way.
We stayed at the Mariott and they shuttled us over to the start. All the logistics went very smoothly–this is my 27th marathon so I know the importance of logistics on race morning!
Lines were too long at the finish but apparently there was good food. I’m running the 50 states and was glad I chose Colfax for my Colorado Marathon!

DIFFICULTY
3
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
3
SWAG
4

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Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

I was recovering from a high hamstring injury so wasn't planning to set any records. I've been actively pursuing a BQ for about 5 years. I finally achieved that in … MORE

I was recovering from a high hamstring injury so wasn’t planning to set any records. I’ve been actively pursuing a BQ for about 5 years. I finally achieved that in Fargo, with 9 minutes to spare. I was so excited! When I got to the runners village I promptly went to the porta potty and got my feet full of mud.
No worries! They were completely clean by the end of the race! The weather was bad, I kept thinking “surely they’re going to stop this race?” and I didn’t really run full out or seriously at all until about halfway through. All that said, it was still Boston. I was in the last wave, 1st corral but didn’t get to start until about 20 minutes after my start time, which was frustrating. I was thrilled to run the Boston Marathon and am committed to BQ again and run it in better conditions. Still glad I ran it, would do it again, even in the same conditions because hey, It’s Boston!!!

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
5

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Mad Marathon

Mad Marathon

No one said it would be easy. And they were correct! Train on hills and you'll be fine. I really enjoyed this race. I can't remember my exact time but … MORE

No one said it would be easy. And they were correct! Train on hills and you’ll be fine. I really enjoyed this race. I can’t remember my exact time but i did get first in my age group. It’s definitely not a good one to try to time qualify for anything. So worth it though! Everything about it was just fun and beautiful. Small town atmosphere. The expo was tiny but there was a nice Farmer’s Market with entertainment and lots of things to look at just across the street. Plenty of amazing places to eat and beautiful bed and breakfast. i stayed at the White Horse Inn and it was amazing in every way!
One of my fav race shirts–maybe because it’s purple? And it fits? Nice medal, hug from the race director at the finish. Nice volunteers–plenty of stuff on course. Do it!

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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